Kayaking on Shem Creek

Seventeen students got a chance to paddle along the scenic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant on Sunday, August 19 as part of the Weeks of Welcome events.  No one seemed to mind the heat since they were having so much fun.

Oh Where, Oh Where Have Our Sport Clubs Gone?

That memorable line from kindergarten is a great lead-in to our sport clubs program and the full range of travel these enthusiastic students undertake to pursue their favorite sports.

The map gives a birds-eye view of where our clubs traveled this past year.  A better view can be had in the full screen mode using the icon on the right corner of the title bar.  This will also provide the key for the color coding used.  On the left panel of the full screen view just below the red check mark is an arrow which will toggle the view so that you can look at the individual trips taken by each club.

The round trip destinations total 36,000 miles but that doesn’t even consider that on all trips 3, 4, and 5 cars were needed to transport everyone.  A conservative estimate of the total mileage traveled by our clubs is 145,000 miles.

While this past year the trips tended to be more regional, in other years our clubs traveled as far as Philadelphia, Boston, and Arizona to compete.

Leadership Skills Tops 2018 Sport Clubs Survey

Professionals in the university recreation field proudly point to many positive results that students within the wide range of sport clubs develop or acquire through their participation.  There is a growing body of research that supports this view that a number of behaviors are impacted positively by sport club participation.  An added bonus for graduating seniors is that many of these traits are just the type that future employers favor highly.

The results in our latest assessment, a random sample of the over 400 sport club participants, reveal that 78% listed that they “benefited much” in terms of leadership skills.   For a look at the rest of the scores:   SportClubSurveyResults2018_1.pdf .

To glance at the various sport clubs at the College of Charleston, select this listing.


Buchanan and Lipata Score Awards

Bucky Buchanan and Freddie Lipata, both assistant directors of the Campus Recreation Services office, walked away with distinctive honors from the annual Salute to Student Affairs awards program held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the Alumni Center.

Buchanan, who heads the recreation fitness programming and facilities, won for Outstanding Support Staff awarded to the individual whose job is to maintain the everyday operations of their department and/or the Division. The individual assists departments, students, and the campus as a whole and makes a positive impact on everything he does.

Lipata, a 10-year veteran of the intramural recreational sports side of things, collected the very prestigious Victor K. Wilson Service to Students Award.  The award is given to an individual who demonstrates a student-centered approach of advocacy and empowerment to provide exemplary service to College of Charleston students. This award may also be given to someone who consistently inspires individuals or student organizations to go beyond normal expectations to accomplish goals, institute change, or make a difference.

Congratulations to each of our assistant directors who are instrumental in making a lot of people happy each day!


Run Club Tackles the Bridge Run

Club captain, Legare Hay, submitted these results from members of the College’s running club who participated in this year’s Cooper River Bridge Run, April 7, 2018.

Blake Mino – 45:44
Ty Andres – 49:08
Melissa Cote – 1:04:06
Sofia Troya – 1:11:37

Sofia Troya, Melissa Cote, and Legare Hay pictured above at the post-race gathering in Marion Square.

Even former club president Jake Peters was spotted at the race finishing in a very respectable 47:19 time.

Recent Activities

Sports Training Tuesdays

College of Charleston Women’s Rugby Club In Action

Your @cofc_womens_rugby will be playing in the @usarugby Carolinas Conference Championship game tomorrow at 3pm in Charlotte, NC! If there are any @collegeofcharleston alumni in the area, please come out and support them! The address is 2911 Bellhaven Cir, Charlotte, NC 28214! Check out one of their game winning drives from last Saturday’s semifinal game vs App State. #RecYourLife

Posted by CofC Campus Recreation Services on Friday, March 23, 2018


Student Builds A Field of Dreams with Club Baseball Team

Student Builds A Field of Dreams with Club Baseball Team


Baseball Club Hosts First Ever Home Game

You have to hand it to club captain Jacob Anders.  Close to two years ago he walked into the Campus Recreation Services office with a dream.  He played high school baseball and wanted a chance to do this in college so he would tackle this huge task to create a club from scratch.  Not only that but he had no field to play baseball either.  Undaunted he made small gains here and there and finally this year a club team materialized.  The fun was only beginning.  There were now associations to join, uniforms to buy, fields to rent, paperwork, and more.  He came this far, why stop now?

Come cheer on our new club team as they take on Wofford University this weekend out in Summerville.  A story this good needs a happy ending and that is where you come in.  Get your carpool together and head on out for a true American game.  Hope to see you there!

Field location: 184 W. Boundary Street, Summerville, SC  29485
Game times: Saturday, doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. and Sunday, one game at 11 a.m.

Men’s Lacrosse Club Releases Spring Schedule

The men’s lacrosse club spring season is about to begin and the team is ready with a great line-up of games.  Whether you are new to lacrosse or not, the boys will love having you attend any of their games.  What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Charleston!

February 3 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. UNF (home)*
February 4 @ 12pm: College of Charleston vs. Davidson (home)
February 10 @ 3pm: College of Charleston vs. Wake Forest (home)
February 17 @ 4pm: College of Charleston vs. ECU (home)
February 24 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Georgia Southern (home)*
March 3 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Kennesaw State (away)
March 23 @ 7pm: College of Charleston vs. FAU (away)*
March 24 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. FGCU (away)*
April 1 @ 11am: College of Charleston vs. App State (home)
April 7 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Columbus State (home)*
April 8 @ 1pm: College of Charleston vs. Citadel (away-football stadium)
April 14 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Coastal Carolina (home)*

Home games are played at CUSABO Nation, 2045 Austin Avenue, Charleston.